As the Colts prepare to return to Tampa for the first time since an epic Monday night game eight years ago, eight members of the team are listed as questionable.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that quarterback Kerry Collins, who apparently has a concussion, hasn’t been ruled out for the game. He’s officially listed as questionable with a head injury. The team has not specifically said that Collins suffered a concussion last Sunday night, but coach Jim Caldwell has suggested that Collins is suffering concussion-like symptoms.
The Colts already have said that Curtis Painter will be the starting quarterback.
Also questionable is defensive end Dwight Freeney (ankle), defensive back Antoine Bethea (ankle), tackle Ryan Diem (ankle), tight end Brody Eldridge (knee), defensive tackle Fili Moala (ankle), offensive lineman Joe Reitz (ankle), and linebacker Ernie Sims (knee).
Freeney practiced fully on Friday and Saturday. He did not practice on Thursday.